Cartoon Brew recently spoke at length with artist Mark Samsonovich, creator of the powerful animated sequences in the indie film We the Animals.

The project was Samsonovich’s first professional gig as an animator, and to commemorate the occasion, Josh Banville wrote and directed the three-minute short, Animationism, about Samsonovich struggling to cope with his newfound condition of being an animator.

Watch the exclusive premiere of the film below:

Samsonovich himself plays the role of the animator. Though Banville created the short as a tie-in to We the Animals’ publicity campaign, the project stands on its own as an amusing glimpse into the animation life that many of our readers will find relatable.

We the Animals is currently expanding in U.S. and Canada theaters through distributor The Orchard. For tickets, visit the film’s website.

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